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Poster: BryanE Date: Sep 12, 2007 8:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Rob Barraco

He has a new CD, When We All Come Home, with six songs co-written with Robert Hunter, a song he co-wrote with Hunter and Phil, and finally one that he put together with Rob Friedman, probably best known for writing the Top 10 hit, Don't Shed A Tear, by Paul Carrack (Squeeze, Mike + The Mechanics). Friedman also receives production credit on the album. It's not exactly breaking news---it was released almost two weeks ago but only came to my attention yesterday.


I found out about it while listening to The Other One, the Tuesday afternoon jam band/Grateful Dead-music show on KDHX-St. Louis. Drea had played a song from it right before I tuned in on the way to pick up my daughter from school, and I didn't hear it but did hear her mention it a little later after a killer Derek Trucks cut. You can listen to live streams at the station's website with The Grateful Dead Hour followed by Deader Than Ever on Saturday nights at 10 PM Central, along with plenty of other good music through the rest of the week (LOTS of blues). The station is funded entirely through listener support and always welcomes donations:


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Poster: lobster12 Date: Sep 12, 2007 8:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rob Barraco

Thanks for this. I really liked his work in "the dead" . I thought it was a bad decision by the band to not retain him for later tours.

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Sep 12, 2007 9:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rob Barraco

he rocks, i saw him in august with dark star orchestra, and he really pushed those cats to the limit, excellent musician. i stood about 12 feet from him and he was all smiles all night. he pounds the keys really hard, i noticed. the best was his let me sing your blues away encore that night, the rest of the band seemed taken aback by this rare dead tune, most of the audience seemed dumbfounded as well.

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